The Japan Football Association and adidas have launched the Japan adidas 2012/13 home kit. It will be used by the Blue Samurai in their quest for a fifth successive qualification for the FIFA World Cup and is now available at World Soccer Shop, Subside Sports and UK Soccer Shop.
Currently ranked 19th in the world by FIFA, Japan is the defending Asian Cup champion and has moved on to Round 4 of Asian zone of 2014 FIFA World Cup qualification. The Japan women’s team won the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
The Japan men’s team currently features a host of European-based stars including Yuto Nagatomo (Inter Milan), Atsuto Uchida (Schalke 04) and Shinji Kagawa (Borussia Dortmund).
The Japan adidas 2012/13 home kit will worn by the men’s senior national team for the first time on February 24th, 2012 when the Blue Samurai meet Iceland in an international friendly in Osaka. It will be available in adidas TechFit and ClimaCool versions.